Despite their versatile, fruity flavor, rosÃ© wines are often overlooked. France is the leading producer of rosÃ©s, but Spain, Portugal, Australia, Italy and the United States also offer plenty of varieties. The warmer weather of spring and summer is the perfect opportunity to uncork a bottle of this so-called â€œpatio-wineâ€ to enjoy with a meal.
These wines range from sweet to dry, and with a lower alcohol content and high acidity they are easy to pair with a wide range of dishes. Since rosÃ© wines are produced from the same dark grapes as red wine, consider the body of the grape when making a selection. Something to keep in mind – the lighter the color, the lighter the taste. Itâ€™s fantastic with spicy foods like curries, but it works equally well with backyard barbecue fare. It also complements egg dishes like omelets and frittatas quite nicely and would be a great wine to serve at a summer brunch. A tart goat cheese perfectly balances the fruitiness of the wine. â€¨Hereâ€™s a recipe for goat cheese grits that would be great with poached eggs and a colorful salad.
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup uncooked grits (quick-cooking is best)
- pinch of salt
- Â½ cup goat cheese
- pepper to taste
- In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add salt and grits, stirring constantly.
- Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until thick. Stir occasionally to avoid clumps.
- Remove from heat. Stir in goat cheese and pepper, if using. Serve warm.